Introduction from producer Kazuko Misawa and composer Michiru Oshima on Dec. 4

Adapted from a novel by Junichi Watanabe, Morita’s mid-career feature is an expansive mood piece and a meditative tale of forbidden love. Rinko (Hitomi Kuroki), a typesetter and the neglected wife of a doctor, has a chance meeting with Shoichiro (a typically great Kōji Yakusho), an equally married journalist, and the two quickly fall deep into a passionate, world-obliterating affair. Their love seems to renew their respective leases on life, but in a society in which infidelity is eminently taboo, the question lingers: can they ever truly, enduringly be together? Lost Paradise deftly unravels the erotic and psychological consequences of the paramours’ tryst, arriving at a surprising, singular angle on one of cinema’s oldest moral quandaries.